Knowsley Council is poised to accept a £12m grant from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s strategic investment fund, to deliver access routes into the Halsnead Garden Village site.
The council’s cabinet will meet on Wednesday to finalise the agreement with the combined authority, which approved the investment in January.
Halsnead is one of 14 Garden Villages being proposed nationally. In addition to 1,600 houses, there will be 55.5-acres of employment land, a country park, a primary school and community and leisure facilities. The site covers 430 acres at the junction of the M57 and M62, to the south of Whiston. Historically the site formed part of the Halsnead Park estate.
The transport scheme is intended to build road capacity in the surrounding area and improve access into the site.
Works will be delivered on Fox’s Bank Lane, Cronton Road, Lickers Lane, Stoney Lane, Cumber Lane, Dragon Lane, Windy Arbor Road, Greene’s Road, and Tarbock Island. The scheme includes road widening, signal works, and footpath improvements.